Iwobi, Musa, 19 others in Nigeria camp ahead of Libya clash

Super Eagles lock horns with the Cranes at the Stephen Keshi Stadium as both teams begin preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

Nigeria playing squad for Saturday’s 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Libya in Uyo have risen to 22, with the arrival of stand-in captain Ahmed Musa, Alex Iwobi and a host of others.

The massive additions enabled coach Gernot Rohr the luxury of choosing from a large set-up for Tuesday evening's training at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium's training pitch as the Super Eagles prepare to do battle with the Group E leaders.

Goalkeepers Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi are part of the latest players to join the party at the Ibom Meridien Hotels and Resort.

Wing-back Bryan Idowu and striker Odion Ighalo are scheduled to join the squad on Wednesday while Libya's 54-man delegate will fly into the Ibom International Airport, Uyo on Thursday.

On Friday morning, match officials from Congo DR, referee assessor from Mali and the security officer from South Africa, are expected in the state, after arriving the country a day prior.

Squad in camp:

Goalkeepers : Francis Uzoho, Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi

Defenders : William Ekong, Semi Ajayi, Leon Balogun, Olaoluwa Aina, Jamilu Collins, Abdullahi Shehu, Chidozie Awaziem, Kenneth Omeruo

Midfielders : Wilfred Ndidi, Samuel Kalu, Ogenyi Onazi, John Ogu, Oghenekaro Etebo

Forwards : Isaac Success, Alex Iwobi, Moses Simon, Henry Onyekuru, Kelechi Iheanacho.

Expected in on Wednesday : Bryan Idowu and Odion Ighalo